Report: Pacers fan told Kyle Lowry ‘stop whining’
Kyle Lowry was set off by a fan during Monday night’s Toronto Raptors-Indiana Pacers game, and what the fan supposedly said to him is now being reported.
With 8:30 left in the second quarter, Lowry was chasing Doug McDermott on defense and went up for a block under the basket. His momentum took him towards the fans behind the basket. As Lowry began walking back towards the baseline, he turned around, walked towards a fan, and pointed a finger at the fan.
The fan was shown to have cupped his hands around his mouth to yell something. What did the fan say? According to The Athletic’s Scott Agness, the fan yelled “stop whining” at Lowry. Agness says the fan was interviewed and returned to his seat.
Multiple fans courtside tell me the fan shouted “Stop whining,” at Kyle
Lowry, who then reacted. Pacers players heard it as well. Lowry did not discuss it postgame.
The fan was interviewed, then returned to his seat. Building security has reviewed the tape.
— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) December 24, 2019
Fan conduct at games has become a more sensitive topic recently. Last season Russell Westbrook got into it with a Utah Jazz fan, who was later banned and has since filed a lawsuit. Over the weekend, Isaiah Thomas went into the stands to confront a fan who cursed at him. Thomas was suspended two games as punishment. Many players seem to be taking a stand against what they feel is inappropriate conduct.
What the fan did in this case to set off Lowry still seems to be in question. The Pacers ended up winning 120-115 in overtime.